Spread the Kindness

by Marika

Hello! It is Marika here today and thank you for visiting us today.

Today I'm featuring Wild Hibiscus set. I wanted to keep this very clean and simple. For those of you, who are awaiting for my fortnightly video, I have to apologise –  I don't have a video for you today since I don't have my filming set up ready to go at the moment.  But here is my card, hopefully you'll like it anyway.

Wild Hibiscus

Here is a close-up:

 

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I started by stamping the flower from Wild Hibiscus set with Sea Glass Altenew Crisp Ink. For the stem I used Forest Glades ink. I coloured my first layer with copic markers and then after that layer was finished I added details with coloured pencils. I added a bit shading with copic markers and coloured pencils to get an illusion that flower is laying on the ground. I stamped the sentiment from Lace Up set with Altenew Crisp Jet Black ink and call it finished.

Copic Markers used: Blue: B91 – B93 – B95, Green: YG11 – YG03 – YG67, Grey: N0- N1 – N3 – N5

Faber-Castell Polychromo Coloured Pencils used: Phetalo Blue (110) – Pressian Blue (246) – Ligth Green (171) – Leaf  Green (112) – Pine Green (267) – Cold Grey II (233) – Cold Grey II (231) – Black (199)

Thank you for stopping by today. Have an amazing day!

Hugs,

Marika

 

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Holly Saveur November 3, 2015 - 09:04

Stunning..so gorgeous..would love indeed a video to see how you did this..amazing work!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:53

Hello Holly! Thank you so much for your comment. I hope I get my filming set soon ready. I’ll make this into a video, this is much easier than it looks.

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Kimberly Rendino November 3, 2015 - 09:05

Seriously, this is jaw-dropping! Absolutely stunning, Marika….video or not!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:54

Thanks, Kimberly! :)

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TaeEun November 3, 2015 - 09:13

Such a beautiful CAS card, Marika! The collaboration of Copic and Polychromos is absolutely awesome!!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:56

Thank you, TaeEun! Yes, I love the technique! I love how the details can be added with pencils.. gives piece to my little perfectionist mind of mine. :)

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Maria Rodriguez November 3, 2015 - 09:24

Marika, I seriously gasped when I saw this card!!! Girl, you blow me away every time I see your creations, you inspire me so much to keep improving my coloring skills.
I love it that you share your talent so generously, thank you, thank you so much.
I just bought this set and I can’t wait for it to get here!!
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:57

Hello Maria! I’m so glad you got this set. It is gorgeous and so fun to colour. Thank you for your support towards me and my work. I appreciate it so much. Have a great and sun-filled day, my friend!

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Kathy H November 3, 2015 - 09:26

Absolutely gorgeous Marika!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:58

Thank you, Kathy!

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Ruby November 3, 2015 - 09:36

Omg, big fan here. This is amazing! Love how you shade. So simple but stunning!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:58

Thank you so much, Ruby! You are always so encouraging and sweet!

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Maureen Reiss November 3, 2015 - 10:00

Gorgeous!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:59

Thank you so much, Maureen!

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conil November 3, 2015 - 10:44

Everytime I see something Marika has created, I become totally fascinated with her skill and imagination. This is incredibly beautiful. I can’t seem to tear my eyes away.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:00

Blushing. Again. :) Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Have a great day!

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Rachael November 3, 2015 - 10:45

Beautiful!!!! I think this is my new favorite!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:00

Thank you, Rachael!

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Donna Whitten November 3, 2015 - 10:48

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:01

Thank you, Donna! You’re welcome!

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Isla November 3, 2015 - 12:08

Your colouring is beyond stunning!!! Your card is just awesome! As said before, I would love to watch your process to achieve such a beautiful result.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:02

Hi Isla! Thank you for your lovely comment. Hopefully I get my filming set up and running again soon. This one will the first to shoot then. Have a great day!

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Cynde Whitlow November 3, 2015 - 12:15

This is stunning. Your shading and highlights are impeccable. :)

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:03

Thank you, Cynde!

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Clelie November 3, 2015 - 12:20

I love colored pencils!…but don’t know how you achieve such beautiful results! Can’t wait for the video and tips! Thanks so much…It is BEAUTIFUL!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:03

Thank you, Clelie!

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Suzanne November 3, 2015 - 13:57

Marika, your coloring is just beautiful!! What a pretty card! It looks like a photo!!, but better!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:04

Oh, Suzanne! Blushing here. Thank you so much for your incredibly kind comment.

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Shari November 3, 2015 - 14:20

Absolutely gorgeous!! It’s breathtaking.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:05

Thank you so much, Shari!

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vicki dutcher November 3, 2015 - 14:41

O look so forward to your posts! This is just STUNNING!! I so wish I could color like you do!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:05

Thanks, Vicki! Your words mean so much to me. Thank you! Enjoy your day!

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Thordis November 3, 2015 - 14:43

Video or not… This is drop dead gorgeous… Love your work Marika <3

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:08

Thanks, Thordis! By the way, I just found Skyr in our grocery shop here. :) It brought such beautiful memories from my three-months long stay in Iceland. Your country is so beautiful!

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Andressa November 3, 2015 - 16:24

Wow! One of the most beautiful things I have seen lately! Congrats for the talent.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:09

Thank you, Andressa! Enjoy your day!

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Patti Willey November 3, 2015 - 16:55

Striking Marika! I must sharpen my pencils they’re always blunt :( I’m going to also look into these inks what color!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:10

Thank you, Patti!

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Reine November 3, 2015 - 17:42

Simply amazing. I can’t wait for the video.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:12

Thank you, Reine. When I get my filming set up and running, this will the first one to shoot. Enjoy your day!

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Yvonne November 3, 2015 - 18:47

This is so stunning and breathtakingly beautiful! This will be one lucky recipient!!! Simply amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:13

Thank you, Yvonne! Hopefully the recipient likes it too, she’s the one who spreads the handmade kindness the most in this community. :)

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Harriet November 3, 2015 - 19:00

Stunning, Marika, beautiful doesn’t seem strong enough. The color is enchanting, in fact it looks real.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:15

Thanks, Harriet! I’m glad you liked it. My second bloom in blue. I was quite scared while colouring it, I’m glad it turned out fine. :)

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Nenette November 3, 2015 - 20:43

Marika you are simply THE BEST. I admire ALL your work. Thank you for unselfishly sharing your techniques and talent with all of us!!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:17

You are so kind, Nenette. Thank you so much for your lovely words, you made my day! Thank you.

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Roxy November 3, 2015 - 23:54

You know we love your videos but we love your art just as much this is so stunning… You always create such incredible beauty wow wow wow:)

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:18

Hi Roxy, thank you! You are so amazing yourself, you always make my day so much better with you comments. Enjoy your day!

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Rosy Newlun November 4, 2015 - 00:09

Breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:18

Thank you, Rosy!

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Michelle W November 4, 2015 - 04:27

Marika, this card is truly breathtaking. There are no words to describe how much I love and admire it (and you!).

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:19

Thank you, Michelle! You’re a true sweetheart yourself! :)

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Renee V. November 4, 2015 - 05:51

Oh wow, this is incredible! You are an amazing artist!!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:20

Thank you so much, Renee!

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KimberlyRae November 4, 2015 - 10:06

Gulp! Stellar work. You are Truly an Artist!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:21

Gulp. Blushing. You’re so amazing yourself. Thank you for your lovely comment. It means so much to me. Have a great day!

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Mary-Anne V. November 4, 2015 - 21:02

Stunning colouring…love the CAS design.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:21

Thank you so much, Mary-Ann! Enjoy your day!

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donna mikasa November 5, 2015 - 20:05

I’m always speechless after seeing your floral cards. Your coloring is always amazing–especially your color choices! I’ll gladly wait for that video! ;)

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 03:22

Thank you, Donna! You know, how much it means to me to hear it from you. Enjoy your day!

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Cynthia Johnson September 26, 2016 - 23:44

This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen. The flower looks so real! You are so talented.

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